Antenna design and interfaces are some of the most varied and difficult topics
to cover in any one venue, whether it be a book, application note, or classroom
session. Unlike amplifier and filter design that has a relatively limited parameter
set and defined well-defined input and output expectations, antennas, being
so dependent on their operational environment, end up having to be satisfied with
a set of trade-offs that come reasonably close to meeting expectations. Unless you
are operating in a fully controlled environment such as an anechoic chamber, the
presence of multipath alone can break even the best antenna design. The aforementioned
amplifier and filters and most other RF components have the luxury of performing
their individual functions from within the protective safety of some sort of shield
from outside influences. Even with sophisticated optimizations software, antenna
design is still largely a "black art." That, undoubtedly, is why you are here looking
for someone to do the job for you.
AeroSat | 603-673-4014 | Amherst, NH
Design and manufacture of highest efficiency Ku broadband airborne antenna systems.
| 858-216-2649 | Carlsbad, CA
Accredited cell tower lease experts. We assist
private landowners, commercial real estate owners, municipalities, and anyone else
who either has a cell tower lease, or has been contacted for a new cell tower lease.
Alaris USA | 207-892-0011
| Windham, ME
Designs, manufactures and distributes antenna products for the
global defense, homeland security and specialized antenna market sectors, including
international electronic warfare (EW) system houses and also include semi- and governmental
organizations. Specialized military and defense products including EMC, tactical
communications, vehicle-mounted, fixed site, switched beam, direction finding, and
mission adaptive antennas. Part of the Alaris Holding Group which also includes
mWave and COJOT antenna design companies.
| +27 11 034 5300 | Centurion, South Africa
Formerly Poynting Antennas,
Designs, manufactures and distributes antenna products for the global defence, homeland
security and specialised antenna market sectors, including international electronic
warfare (EW) system houses and also include semi- and governmental organizations.
Products used for military defence, security, VIP protection (commercial) and general
communication markets. Test and measurement field products include the DF-A0047.
AMT Microwave Corp
| 805-384-1560 | Camarillo, CA
Designing, testing, and manufacturing of RF |
Microwave antennas and antenna systems for the military and aerospace industries
for over 25 years. Appropriate for a variety of platforms including military attack
and communication aircraft, munitions, UAVs, and shipboard and submarine applications.
Antenna Design & Manufacturing
Co | 301-498-1140 | Jessup, MD
Design, development and manufacture
of calibrated antennas of all types.
Antenna Development Corp
| 575-541-9319 | Las Cruces, NM
Custom and standard antennas for spacecraft.
Specialize in low-gain antennas.
Antenna Products Corp
| 940-325-3301 | Mineral Wells, TX
Antennas - RF spectrum from kHz to GHz, support
mission critical military, air/sea navigation, ILS and voice/data communications
applications. Accessories - towers, telescoping masts, rotators, rotator controls,
HF baluns and tower safety climbing equipment.
Antenna Research Associates (A.R.A.)
| 301-937-8888 | Beltsville, MD
Omnidirectional, microstrip, tactical, UHF/VHF/HF,
integrated, directional, tripods, masts, military, telecom, ELINT/SIGINT.
antennas.us | 954-0975-2712
| Margate, FL
Antennas for military, mobile radio, GPS, EMS, satellite/terrestrial,
ISM, WLAN/Wi-Fi/WiMax, Ham, AM/FM/satellite radio. Cable assembly, connectors, diplexers &
filters, software, measurement services.
Antenna Technology Communications Inc.
(ATCI) | 480-844-8501 | Chandler, AZ
Antennas, fiber optics, test
Antenna Test Lab | 919-200-0292 | Raleigh, NC
chamber, antennas can be quickly developed and RF products refined and deployed.
Antenna maximum test size is 24" x 24" with a depth of 24" or less. Spreadsheet
results allow easy post processing and custom plots. Photographs of your test setup
in the anechoic chamber are always included.
Antenna World | 305-471-9507
| Miami, FL
Offers a wide selection of antennas, cable, connectors and antenna
accessories for various applications and markets. Also provides testing and design
Antenova | 847 551 9710
| Elgin, IL
Developer and supplier of high performance antennas and RF antenna
modules for mobile handsets, portable devices and laptop computers.
AN Wireless | 717-465-0519
| Johnstown, PA
Self supporting tower systems for wireless communications, wireless
internet, wireless networking, microwave, paging, broadcast, two-way radio and amateur
Arctic Antennas | +47 55
52 95 00 | Bergen, Norway
ARTA microwave antennas (ETSI
EN 301126-3-1) and reflectors are designed for extreme environments. Waveguide
components include bends, filters, flexible, transitions and custom designs. Customers
include defence, telecom equipment providers, service operators and industrial manufactures.
+886 2 2799 8715 | Taiwan City, Taiwan
Hundreds of chambers sold and installed around the world. Over-the-Air (OTA) measurement
systems perform comprehensive measurement and test in a controlled environment.
Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) with one-touch operation supports multiple systems
- 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G - and major instrument brands. Multi-probe OTA measurement systems
offer reduced time measurements over single-probe systems.
| Bad Bergzabern, Germany
We produce directional antennas (quad, Yagi, dual band,
cross Yagis) for 2m, 70cm,23cm and 13cm,also WLAN antennas. In addition we produce
ferrite antennae for VLF, LF,MF, HF, Sferics, 137 MHz, Navtex.
BlueSky Mast | 877-411-6278
| Tampa, FL
Light weight, portable mast systems from 2 - 20 meters, Designed
for one-man portability and light weight, they easily deploy in the harshest of
environments with no need for external supports such as shelters or vehicles.
Cobham Antenna Systems
| +44(0)1638 732177 | Suffolk, UK
High gain, printed circuit arrays, ultra wide-band
spirals, multi-octave bicones and collinear omni-directional antennas between 100
MHz and 40 GHz. Custom designs. WLAN, RFID, WiMAX, TETRA, telemetry.
Compliance Engineering Pty Ltd
| +(613) 9763 3079 | Knoxfield Australia
A single source for all of your EMC
requirements including EMC compliance testing, EMR surveys, consultancy, EMC equipment
sales, EMC test system integration, RF shielded enclosures, and antennas.
CommsAudit | +44 (0)124
225 3131 | Cheltenham, England
RF and digital equipment and subsystems for Defence,
Telecommunications, Military, and broadcast communications applications. Frequency
range 10 kHz to 60 GHz including digital control and digital signal processing (DSP).
COTS, quadrature I/Q Receivers, multi-channel receiver systems, RF switching matrix,
RF multicouplers, antenna matrices & multicoupler distribution units, masthead
amplifiers, RF filters.
Continental Microwave & Tool
(now Cobham) | 603-775-5200 | Exeter, NH
Antennas, solid state switches, attenuators,
microwave switch filter assemblies, high power switches, PIN-diode control components,
and GaAs microwave devices, waveguide components, assemblies and subsystems, integrated
Corry Micronics | 724-940-7556
| Corry, PA
Dielectric resonators, bandpass filters, LC filters, VCOs, PLLs,
patch antennas, power dividers, connectorized lumped element power dividers, directional
couplers, isolators/circulators, high power hybrids, diplexers & multiplexers,
attenuators, switches, cavity filters, waveguides, standard gain horn antennas.
Credowan | +44 (0) 1243
670711 | UK
Manufacturer and supplier of microwave equipment including waveguides,
couplers, diplexers, anechoic chambers, antenna rotary joints, antenna, radar &
satellite communications subsystems and components for commercial and military applications.
| (+44) 07806 935495 | UK
Offers up-to-date antenna system design, by the application
of modern computer-modeling, and use of novel techniques for very cost-effective
solutions for high-performance systems.
Do-It-Yourself 2.4ghz Antenna
| Free Do-It-Yourself information.
Elboxrf | +48 (32) 754
25 43 | Poland
WLAN 2.45GHz/5.8GHz directional microstrip antennas, RF design
Eletec Broadcasting Equipment
Company | + 0033 0493019999 | Nice, France
and markets radio-TV broadcasting and telecommunication systems including antennas,
FM amplifiers, exciters, power combiners, rebroadcast receivers, transmitters.
everything RF | 312-436-0084
Find RF & microwave components, equipment and services - 216,401 products
from over 1143 manufacturers listed in 275 categories. Download hundreds of vendor
white papers. Test equipment amplifiers, antennas, attenuators, bias-Ts, & terminations,
RF connectors & adapters, RF filters, power combiners, couplers, & dividers,
RF switches, waveguide, Bluetooth & RFID.
Filtronic | +358 8
8806 122 | Kempele Finland
Wireless cellphone antennas: stand alone, internal
multiband, external multiband, non-cellular and integrated modules.
714-403-2026 | Newport Beach, CA
Rick Curtis, WA6JKH. Heavy duty pickup truck
antenna mounts were developed to provide Amateur, CB, and commercial radio operators
a very strong, easily installed antenna mount for several types of antennas. Eliminates
the need to drill holes in the exterior body of your truck, and will maintain a
mounting location optimal for long distance communications.
| 919-876-6220 | Raleigh, NC
Develops unique form, fit and function antennas
for unique applications and requirements. Very simply, we design and manufacture
antennas unlike any other antennas in the world. Custom designs available.
Huber+Suhner | 866-482-3778
| Essex VT
Coax, S-parameter and PIM test data available on every cable, RF connectors,
adapters, antennas, fiber-optic products.
Instruments for Industry (IFI)
| 631-467-8400 | Ronkonkoma, NY
Amplifier configurations such as tetrode tubes,
TWTs, klystrons, and solid state devices. Standard horn antennas and TEM cells.
| 805-389-1166 | Camarillo, CA
LTCC chip antennas for Bluetooth, WLAN, 2.45 GHz
ISM band, ceramic filters, diplexers, baluns, inductors, capacitors, couplers, laser
trim, JTIsoft® modeling software.
Kathrein-Werke KG | (0
80 31) 184-0 | Rosenheim, Germany
Satellite and terrestrial antenna systems,
broadband communication systems, base stations antennas, broadcast antenna system
for FM, TV, DAB and DTV filters, combiners and amplifiers.
Technologies | St. Louis, MO
Designer and manufacturer of antenna,
electromagnetic interference [EMI], telematics and thermal management solutions
for the telecommunications, data-communications, computer, general electronics,
network equipment, aerospace, defense, automotive and medical equipment industries.
Linx Technologies Corp
| 800-736-6677 | Grants Pass, OR
Antennas, 90 degree SMA connectors, PCB-mount,
long range wireless RF modules, pre-certified transmitters, receivers in ISM band,
Lun'tech | (33)
4 67 55 69 56 | Perols, France
For more than 40 years, Lun’tech designs, develops,
manufactures, repairs and sales passive and active reflectors (Luneberg lens, trihedral
reflector, active system) and antennas as well as microwave measurements in anechoid
chamber (3.5 to 40 GHz). ISO9001:2008 certification.
Luxconn Technology |
82-2-2026-7500 | Seoul, Korea
Manufactures RF connectors, coaxial cable, and
passive components including power splitters, power dividers, directional couplers,
surge arrestors, terminators, duplexers, antennas.
M2 Antenna Systems | 559-432-8873
| Fresno, CA
Yagi, helical, discone, log periodic, satcom, wireless, az/el, turnkey
Microwave Products and Technology
(MPT) | 714-316-7300 | Fullerton CA
Core capabilities include phased
array components and subsystem for communication and radar. SiGe, GaN, and GaAs
RF circuit design and packaging. Also information security products and managed
information security services.
Microwave Specialty Company
| 760-744-1544 | San Marcos, CA
Arrays, Autotrack, Cassegrain, dipole, DF, dual
mode horn, fan beam, feed horn, helical, line sources, lens type, lobing, parabolic,
pencil beam, reflector, radomes, spiral, shaped beam, scanning, slot, patch, standard
gain, tracking, waveguide feed, corner reflectors.
mWAVE Industries, LLC
| 207-892-0011 | Windham, ME
Antenna & antenna component design, development &
manufacturing, antenna testing, consulting, build to print, volume manufacturing,
antenna improvement studies. Products: Parabolic antennas, shaped beam, sector,
omni, horns, helical, microstrip, patch, waveguide, embedded. Antenna Feeds: (waveguide,
coax, multi-band, conscan, monopulse, Cassegrain).
North East RF
| 508-654-0050 | Greater Boston area, MA
Linear | circular polarized antenna
measurements and OTA cellular device pre-compliance. Up to 18" diameter and <10
kg weight. Antennas can be rapidly evaluated and optimized using our fast near
field spherical system. Test results supplied in data file with pattern viewer
software. A picture of the test configuration is included to help aligned axis.
Our selection of human head and hand phantoms are ideal for verification of body
worn devices. Turnaround time is usually 3-days.
Parsec Technologies |
972-804-4600 | Plano, TX
Amplifier chips for various wireless and mobile antenna
markets. HDTV, M2M, LTE, GPS, WiFi, CATV / broadband, VHF / UHF, digital audio
broadcast (DAB), macro cell & small cell, cognitive radio, software defined
radio (SDR), & TV whitespace.
Patriot Antenna Systems
(now Cobham) | 800-470-3510 | Albion, Michigan
Antennas, feeds, LNB's.
PCTEL | 800-323-9122 |
Provides antenna solutions for multiple wireless applications
including land mobile radio, broadband wireless access, RFID, in-building wireless,
aeronautical navigation, GPS, and satellite communications. We produce the industry
leading antenna brand MAXRAD.
PK's Loop Antennas
| +61 412 302 939 | Croydon, Victoria Australia
Manufacturers of RF converters,
filters, amplifiers and loop antennas for longwave, mediumwave, and shortwave radio
| 888-797-9283 | Santa Ana, CA
Designs, manufactures and markets antennas, boosters,
combiners, filters, repeaters, multi-carrier RF power amplifiers, tower-mounted
amplifiers and advanced coverage solutions, all for use in cellular, PCS and 3G
networks throughout the world.
Poynting Antennas (Pty) Ltd
| +2711 262 5155 | Wendywood, South Africa
DF and monitoring range of antennas
cover the 20MHz to 3GHz spectrum, military and EMC, ISM/WLAN, GSM/Cellular.
Q-par Angus Ltd | +44 (0)
1568 612138 | UK
Discrete antennas & components and complete systems across
the radio frequency spectrum, microwave design and consultancy including research
and development through to manufacture, tests and field trials, Antenna Calculator.
Visit our Web Shop.
QuinStar Technology | 310-320-1111
| Torrance, CA
Designs and manufactures millimeter-wave products for communication,
scientific, and test applications including millimeter-wave products, microelectronic
assembly, rapid prototyping, and mass customization.
attenuators, circulators & isolators, filters,
radar subsystems are offered.
Radiotronix | 405-794-7730
| Oklahoma City, OK
A premier manufacturer of high performance wireless embedded
radio modules and network solutions design platforms for applications in industrial,
medical, commercial, automatic meter reading (AMR) and wire replacement markets.
Radio Waves | 978-459-8800
| Billerica, MA
A proven supplier of high quality microwave antennas for cellular
base station interconnects, internet service providers, hospitals and campus environments,
Wi-Fi, private networks, disaster recovery and many other applications.
Randtron Antenna Systems
(now L-3 Communications) | 650-326-9500 | Menlo Park, CA
Antennas designed for
surveillance, high-resolution, ultra-wide frequency bands, detection of low radar
cross section (LRCS) targets, LRCS installations, severe environmental applications
and polarization diversity.
RCD Radiokomunikace | +420-466-415-755
| Česká Republika
Design, manufacture, and test high-quality RF components and
systems - attenuators, couplers, dividers, filters, amplifiers. Custom RF or mechanical
designs including high port-to-port isolation requirements, low ohmic losses, high
power, and low PIM levels. 70 MHz – 5 GHz.
rfLyncs | 857-244-0145 |
Custom antenna design, wireless and RF design consultancy service
for IOT and M2M devices. Experts in GPS, WiFi, cellular, LTE connected devices.
Our aim is to provide support when your project needs it.
RF Superstore |
888-443-3427 | Denver, Colorado
Launched in 2017
by the founder of Pasternack Enterprises. RF coaxial connectors & adapters,
coaxial cable & cable assemblies, surge protectors, attenuators. Items added
daily. Free shipping on orders over $99. Same day shipping on orders received by
3 PM MT.
Saelig Company | 888-772-3544
| Fairport, NY
Sells and supports a wide range of electronic control and instrumentation
equipment and components to customers ranging from Fortune 500 industrial users,
military, educational institutions and hospitals to individual end-users.
SAMCO Antennas |
817-36-4351 | Fort Worth, TX
Full line of Yagi antennas for frequencies from
88 to 1000 MHz and custom made antennas to your specifications.
SCAN Antenna A/S |
+45 43 33 16 20 | Skovlunde, Denmark
Antennas for GPS, Wi-Fi, Iridium, satellite,
land & marine mobile, base stations.
Skymasts Antennas Limited
| 00 44 1604 494132 | Northampton, UK
Design, manufacture and worldwide distribution
of professional wireless base station antennas, specialised low profile antenna
products, power splitters, duplexers, filters and antenna installation hardware.
ISO9001 certified, RoHSS compliant.
Spectral Isopole Antennas
| 949-296-0360 | Santa Ana, CA
High-end VHF&UHF antennas for military, commercial
and amateur applications.
Stella Doradus |
+353-51-387-145 | Waterford, Ireland
352-465-2181 | Dunnellon, FL
wire mesh parabolic, planar, quarter-wave, base station antennas for ISM, MMDS,
Taoglas | +353 53 9169500 |
Ireland | +1 858 7760587 | Escondido, CA
Designs, manufactures, and supplies
ceramic and PCB based antennas and other wireless components such as patches, chip
antennas, PIFA antennas, helix antennas, multi-band antennas, stamped metal. Quad-band
TELSA | +390354876000 |
Osio sotto (BG) Italy
Basestation antennas, combiners, couplers, circulators,
filters, duplexers, power splitters and components for the air traffic control,
private mobile radio, cellular, wireless communications and tactical markets.
Token Passive Components
| +886-2-2981 0109 | Taiwan
Ceramic resonators, filters, dielectric patch antennas,
Twin Antennas | 00912652652628
Antennas, WLAN, GSM, CDMA, custom built, accessories.
Ultra-Crea Oy | +358
50 444 9100 | Finland
Specializes in the design, development and manufacture
of custom designed/specialty antennas and RF filters from 10 MHz to 6 GHz.
Vector Telecom | +61
3 9607 8357 | Melbourne , Australia
Waveguide components and assemblies, coaxial
components and antennas.
Wisewave Technologies (now
Ducommun Technologies) | 310-513-7200 | Carson, CA
Amplifiers, antennas, attenuators,
PIN diode switches, phase shifters, isolators/circulators, frequency converters,
oscillators, couplers, magic tees, coax power dividers, bandpass, low pass, high
pass filters, waveguide diplexers, transitions, waveguide to coax adapters,
waveguide components, integrated assemblies.
Yortec | 514-331-3660 | Quebec,
Precision machining in small or large lots. Catering to the telecommunications
industry, we understand the quality and tollerancing requirements involved in machining
housings and components for microwave filters, LNAs, diplexers, SSPAs, receivers,
amplifier housings, circulators and isolators, waveguide, antennas, and custom components
to your specifications.
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